Timetraveler2 health update

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  1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image88
    TIMETRAVELER2posted 4 years ago

    This will be short but I just got out of the hospital so am very weak.  The surgery went well and the doc saved my vision BUT he damage my pituitary.  This led to many problems which caused me to nearly die two times.  Finally one doctor found the problem, detoxed my system, added new meds and I am now in recovery. I plan to write a hub about all of this when I am well enough because lots of mistakes were made that caused the problem, so stay tuned..and thanks again for your many kind emails, prayers and wishes.

    1. wilderness profile image94
      wildernessposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      SHE'S BACK!  Welcome home, Sondra!  Awful good to hear from you - there have been a lot of people on pins and needles.

    2. ChitrangadaSharan profile image90
      ChitrangadaSharanposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Good to see you back. Wish you a speedy recovery. Take care!

    3. sallybea profile image95
      sallybeaposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Welcome back to the HubPages family and home, you have been much in our hearts and minds.  We appreciate the update and wish you a speedy recovery.

    4. samanthacubbison profile image83
      samanthacubbisonposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      It's good to have you back! Here's to a speedy recovery. smile

    5. DrMark1961 profile image96
      DrMark1961posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      It is really great to hear from you. Sorry that the mistakes were made. I really appreciate your input into this site and, as I am sure you know, you are one of the contributors that make the forums so great.
      Best of luck. I look forward to reading all about what happened. Get plenty of rest in the meantime.

      1. Dreamworker profile image88
        Dreamworkerposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks to all of you.  Your support has meant the world to me, believe me.

    6. littlething profile image95
      littlethingposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Hey TimeTraveler, good to hear from you. I'm glad to hear you are on the mend!

    7. Sherry Hewins profile image92
      Sherry Hewinsposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I've been wondering about you. Thanks for checking in.

    8. weezyschannel profile image86
      weezyschannelposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I just saw this! I hope you are doing better very shortly! That sounds absolutely horrible! Won't go into too many details here, but I myself, have my life screwed up forever due to a surgeon so I know what you're going through as far as your feelings.

      I will keep you in my prayers and hang in there! Your readers need you

      Take care!

    9. Brenda Arledge profile image80
      Brenda Arledgeposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Happy to hear you are home and starting recovery process.

      It won't be an easy road but you are strong.  You will make it.

      Take your time and do not get discouraged. We will be here when you are ready.

      Sending prayers and good thoughts your way.

    10. MarleneB profile image93
      MarleneBposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you for this update. It is always good to hear positive reports. I and a lot of people will continue to pray for your full recovery.

    11. Jean Bakula profile image94
      Jean Bakulaposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      It's wonderful to hear from you. You were strong enough to get through the really hard part. Now rest, and listen to your body. Don't rush and try to overdo it. Think hard about whatever a Dr. tells you, and get second opinions. Sleep is very restorative. Self care is really important now.

    12. dougwest1 profile image96
      dougwest1posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      TT2: Glad you are recovering. Take care and let us know. Sounds like an ordeal.

  2. LongTimeMother profile image92
    LongTimeMotherposted 4 years ago

    Congratulations TT2, you’ve made it through the scariest part. Now the rest of the journey begins. Here’s a few more thoughts for you, based on my husband’s experience. I didn’t bother mentioning them before because you weren’t up to this stage.

    - Please try to avoid sugar. Don’t let well-meaning friends or family buy you chocolates. Sugar feeds tumours and that’s the last thing you want to do now.

    - If you like foods with chilli, now is the the time to eat them regularly. Chilli con carne, curries etc. I remember when research was announced (might have been from Johns Hopkins, but can’t remember exactly) that chilli alone can reduce the size of a tumour. Because they didn’t manage to get all of my husband’s tumour during surgery, this part was very important to us.

    And the last thing I’ll share with you today (seeing as they’ve told you they damaged your pituitary) is this ...

    My husband’s doctors wanted to start him on hormone replacements. (They gave him massive doses of radiation trying to kill the remaining tumour.)  The direct quote, which will ring in my ears forever, was ‘We hope we’ve killed the tumour, but we’ve definitely killed your pituitary.”

    Anyway, long story short, my husband has a fully functioning pituitary gland despite a pessimistic prognosis. (At the time, all those years ago, five years would have been a good outcome. Ten years would have been too much to hope for.)

    When we celebrated 20 years, I stopped making him go back for checkups !!

    He has never taken the hormones because another doctor we both respected said, “Your brain is like any other part of your body. You’ve got to use it or you’ll lose it!” He suggested we have his hormone levels monitored, and only take hormone replacements when his body stopped producing them.

    And because he was married to a woman who was committed to researching and trying natural remedies, that’s what we did. We had monthly appointments with an Endocrinologist. Every time one of his hormone levels was low, we had a month to try and fix it using natural remedies. And we did!

    Monthly appointments moved to every three months, then every six months, then annual. As I said, after 20 years we decided not to waste time, effort or money going back any more.

    So don’t stress about the damage. I’m quietly confident you can overcome it. I’m certainly not telling you to ignore their advice, and you’ll have to make your own decisions about meds etc.

    But I want you to remember to use foods and herbs and lifestyle choices to further enhance your healing. It is definitely possible to achieve the seemingly unachievable!

    Top tip: Stay away from chocolate, sweet drinks etc. It is time to develop a passion for herbal teas. A choice like this can make the world of difference.

    1. Dreamworker profile image88
      Dreamworkerposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you, but it was the fact that hormone replacements were NOT given that I almost died.  Now that I am being properly medicated I am slowly improving.  Each case is different.

      1. LongTimeMother profile image92
        LongTimeMotherposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        You’re absolutely right, TT2, every case is different. I’m very pleased they rectified their mistakes, and I look forward to reading your story.

  3. Kenna McHugh profile image92
    Kenna McHughposted 4 years ago

    You are in my prayers.

  4. SANJAY LAKHANPAL profile image82
    SANJAY LAKHANPALposted 4 years ago

    We generally become careless about our health. I don't know your age. But I have myself found that we should change our lifestyle after each decade of aging. Get well soon.

    1. Dreamworker profile image88
      Dreamworkerposted 4 years agoin reply to this


  5. Patkay profile image90
    Patkayposted 4 years ago

    Welcome back to the writing community, wishing you a full recovery.

  6. theraggededge profile image97
    theraggededgeposted 4 years ago

    So glad you've beaten your way through the worst of it. It'll be a breeze from here on in smile

    Lovely to hear from you.

    Take care xxxxx

  7. eugbug profile image96
    eugbugposted 4 years ago

    Good to hear you're over all that surgery. Take care!

  8. janshares profile image94
    jansharesposted 4 years ago

    Welcome back! Take your time, heal in positivity first with gratefulness. Good to have you back. Prayers will continue for healing and strength. Self-Care-First.

  9. gerimcclym profile image96
    gerimcclymposted 4 years ago

    So glad to hear you are back, TT2. Rest up and take good care!

    1. Eurofile profile image96
      Eurofileposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Pleased to hear you are out. Hope that you start to recover from the experience.  No rush to get back to writing too soon. Take care of yourself first. I'll be interested to read all about your experiences when you feel strong enough to share. Wishing you a speedy recovery.

      1. Dreamworker profile image88
        Dreamworkerposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        You'll find articles on my Dreamworker site once I start sharing again but it will be awhile.

  10. Kenna McHugh profile image92
    Kenna McHughposted 4 years ago

    I am so sorry for your hardship, but it sounds like it is behind you now. To a speedy recovery!!!

  11. innerspin profile image87
    innerspinposted 4 years ago

    Utmost respect to you, you've been through so much. Thank you for the update. One day at a time.

  12. profile image0
    RTalloniposted 4 years ago

    So good to hear directly from you. Rest well, heal well, and come back in full strength.

  13. Venkatachari M profile image80
    Venkatachari Mposted 4 years ago

    Very glad to hear about your recovery. Wish you all the best and blessings for a speedy recovery.

  14. AliciaC profile image96
    AliciaCposted 4 years ago

    It's great to hear from you. I hope you recover rapidly. Best wishes, Sondra.

  15. EricFarmer8x profile image97
    EricFarmer8xposted 4 years ago

    I hope your recovery goes well.

  16. Will Apse profile image88
    Will Apseposted 4 years ago

    My mother had a relatively minor operation on her neck several years ago and slept 12 hours a day for a year afterwards.

    So, don't rush yourself to recover. It takes as long as it takes.

  17. dwelburn profile image92
    dwelburnposted 4 years ago

    Very sorry to hear about all this. I hope you recover well now, and soon get back to full health.

  18. Glenn Stok profile image95
    Glenn Stokposted 4 years ago

    Glad to see you’re back and past the difficult part Sondra. It’s a shame that the doctors messed up with your pituitary. At this point keep looking forward to improving each day.


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